How to Prepare Red Clover

Overview

An herbaceous perennial plant, red clover grows throughout the world in temperate and woodland climates. Considered an herbal remedy for a number of ailments affecting women, the University of Maryland suggests that red clover be prepared in a variety of ways. Popularly prepared in herbal tea blends, making red clover tea at home allows you to take advantage of its herbal properties and flavor with ease.

Step 1

Bring 2 cups of water to a rolling boil and then turn off the heat.

Step 2

Pour the hot water directly over a glass bowl of red clover buds and mint leaves.

Step 3

Allow the herbs to steep for approximately five minutes.

Step 4

Strain the resulting greenish-colored liquid over a strainer and cup to filter the botanical materials from the tea.

Step 5

Add black honey to the herbal tea for taste.

Things You'll Need

  • Red clover buds (1 cup)
  • Mint leaves (1/4 cup)
  • Tea kettle
  • Strainer
  • Coffee/tea cup
  • Black clover honey

References

  • University of Maryland: Red Clover
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